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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for February 8th

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, February 8th:

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI - Free Report) : This full-service restaurant chain operator has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 7% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.65%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.61%.

CA, Inc. (CA - Free Report) : This provider of software and solutions has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 5.3% over the last 60 days.

CA Inc. Price and Consensus

CA Inc. Price and Consensus | CA Inc. Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.00%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.32%.

CA Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

CA Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM) | CA Inc. Quote

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (CBRL - Free Report) : This restaurant company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 10.4% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.82%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.99%.

International Paper Company (IP - Free Report) : This paper and packaging company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 10.1% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.21%, compared with the industry average of 1.79%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.32%.

See the full list of top ranked stocks here.

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